Theatre and Music Reviews

Adelaide, South Australia

Welcome to

I have been a theatre and music reviewer in Adelaide, South Australia since 1985. Over that time I have written for numerous Australian publications ranging from The National Times, CentreStage, Lowdown, and Theatre Australia to The Advertiser and The Australian Financial Review.

For the most part, though, I have contributed regularly to The Adelaide Review and The Australian.

This site is an archive of my writings for these publications as well as a posting of recent events as they appear.

There is current listing of events, a full bibliography, links to other sites and assorted commentary.

I hope you find this site interesting and useful and I welcome your comments and suggestions.

All material on this site is copyright. If you want to make use of any of this material for research and publication, I ask that you fully attribute all quotations in the usual way.

My thanks and gratitude to Michael Chesser for setting up this site and to Susan Gent from Might Graphic Design for the logo.


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Murray Bramwell

Born in 1949 in Palmerston North in New Zealand.

Educated at Hokowhitu Primary and Palmerston North Boys’ High.
Graduated MA Honours in English from Massey University , Palmerston North in 1970.  Taught for one year in the English Department at Massey.

In 1972  took up a postgraduate scholarship to Flinders University of South Australia in Adelaide, Australia. Taught part-time in English (and later in Drama) at Flinders University, Adelaide University, and Sturt College of Advanced Education from 1972 – 1988.
Worked as Welfare Officer for the Flinders University Union from 1978 –1988.
Appointed to a full-time Lectureship in Drama at Flinders in 1989.
Promoted to Associate Professor in 2006.
Retired from teaching in March 2011

Began reviewing theatre regularly for The National Times in 1985. Also The Adelaide Review and The Advertiser in 1986 -7. First contributed to The Australian in 1990. Contributed also to CentreStage, The Australian Financial Review, Lowdown, New Theatre Australia, Theatre Australasia, 24 Hours, Australian Listener, The Sydney Review, Harper’s, Meanjin, Editions, The New Zealand Listener, New Zealand Books, The Sondheim Review and others.

Three excellent (now adult) children – Charity and Toby Bramwell, from his first marriage, and stepson James Begley . Has lived with his partner, the lovely Ruth Eckert, since 1989.

My thanks and gratitude to Michael Chesser for setting up this site
and to Susan Gent from Might Graphic Design for the logo.